Big Dog Motorcycles is recalling a number of its 2004 model motorcycles, including the Chopper, Bulldog, Ridgeback, Mastiff, Boxer, and Pitbull models. These affected motorcycles have a possibly loose connection between the harness connector and the electronic harness controller, which affects over 1,800 individual motorcycles, and puts their owners at risk.
With the loose connection comes the risk of the Big Dog motorcycles loosing headlight power, or worse causing the bike to stall, which could precipitate a crash. Big Dog will be notifying affected owners, and dealers will repair the problem free of charge. This recall is expected to start around May 24th.
Concerned owners can contact Big Dog at 1-316-219-9121, or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.